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Sun, 05 Mar


St Michael's, Barnes

Earth Songs - Barnes Music Festival

A diverse programme of 20th and 21st century a cappella music themed around the earth. Use code HOLST23 for 15% off

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Earth Songs - Barnes Music Festival
Earth Songs - Barnes Music Festival

Time & Location

05 Mar 2023, 19:00

St Michael's, Barnes, 39 Elm Bank Gardens, London SW13 0NX, UK

About the Event

In an exciting and diverse programme of 20th and 21st century a cappella music themed around the earth, The Holst Singers make their debut at the Barnes Festival with guest director Eamonn Dougan. The centrepiece of the programme is Aaron Copland’s majestic “In the beginning”, which sets the text of the first chapters of Genesis. Other pieces in the programme reflect themes of light, creation and life, from the stillness and serenity of John Tavener’s “The Lamb” to the ecstatic wonder of Kenneth Leighton’s “God’s grandeur”.

The conductor, Eamonn Dougan, is an inspirational communicator with a wide-ranging repertoire, and is a renowned vocal coach and baritone. Eamonn is Associate Conductor of The Sixteen, founding Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices, Music Director of the Thomas Tallis Society and Chief Conductor for Jersey Chamber Orchestra. Recent conducting debuts have included Haydn Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross for English National Opera, Handel Semele at Sibelius Summer Academy and Handel Acis and Galatea for Ryedale Festival Opera.

We're delighted to offer our audiences a 15% discount. Use code  HOLST23 when booking


John Tavener: The Lamb

Kenneth Leighton: God’s grandeur

Eric Whitacre: I thank you God for most this amazing day

Rene Clausen: Tonight eternity alone

Judith Weir: A blue true dream of sky

Aaron Copland: In the beginning

Eric Whitacre: Lux arumque

Owain Park: Upheld by stillness

Eriks Esenvalds: The Heavens’ flock

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